Anyone currently in or who has attended a web design school knows that it isn’t all surfing and coding. There is a lot involved in web design, so having the right tools and software is essential.
To help illustrate this, we have gathered 25 must have software applications for web designers. With everything from packages that can help build tons of sites out of nothing to tools that can make them better in seconds, they are full of options for everyone from the experienced pro to the starving student. [click to continue…]
Web design is an increasingly important aspect of media and business. Because the Internet has become essential to the way we do business, find information and accomplish a number of other tasks, Web design truly is vital. And someone who understands Web design and can do a good job with it is valuable in a number of ways. If you are interested in improving your web design skills, here are 50 great open courseware classes for web designers: [click to continue…]
Web designers know how important color is to the look of a site. Indeed, color and palettes are essential. Whether you are looking to create a new look, or simple clean up something that is already there, color plays a huge role in web design. You can even design your own color palettes so that you put together a color scheme that is unique and attractive. Here are 25 useful color and palette tools that you can use in your web design efforts:
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Do you ever wonder if Web design is dead, considering the proliferation of blogs and blog templates available on the Internet today? Web design is not dead, and Web design blogs abound that can help you hone Web design skills. The following list of top fifty Web design resource blogs is listed in alphabetical order to show readers that we do not favor one blog over another.
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Web design is definitely an art. You want an attractive address on the web. And, if you plan to offer your services to others, you want to be up to date on best practices and you want to be able to provide solid design principles to any project that you participate in. If you are interested in web design, there are some blogs that can help educate you about what is going on now. Here are 50 web design education blogs that can help you improve your skills: [click to continue…]
Are you a WordPress fanatic? No telling how many people share your passion, but there are plenty of WordPress cheat sheets, checklists and blogs dedicated to the WordPress blog flexibility and open structure. Twenty-five of those articles, hacks and checklists are listed below for your endless WordPress cravings.
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Is your Web site primed for any viewer? How do you know? The nicest thing about a usable Web site is that it’s just a good thing to do for others so they can easily read your online information. The other side to usability is that it can increase your search engine standings so more people can find your Web site.
The following list of cheat sheets and checklists are fairly recent; however, some older usability checklists are useful for older sites that haven’t been upgraded. You can find cheat sheets and checklists for forms, blogs and more below, all listed in alphabetical order. [click to continue…]
Are you a Web designer, or a person who likes to create projects on the Web? You’re probably familiar with commercial products created by Adobe or Micromedia. You also probably know about WordPress apps. But, have you returned to try any of the free or open source design apps that have grown over the years?
The following list is small, but it includes many free apps that have become known and trusted by designers. We included a variety of offerings, including some that will help you organize your projects. The list is categorized, and each link is listed alphabetically under those categories. This method shows that we do not favor one design app over another. [click to continue…]
Have you wanted to have information about Web development, accessibility, design and business acumen at your fingertips? Have you realized that owning a library filled with that information is far too expensive for your budget? If you want to learn more about these topics, then head back to your comfort zone — the online medium. Here you can gain access to university and college-level materials that can put you at the head of the class.
The following list of 50 free open courseware classes can help you develop better Web sites. The university or learning center name is included so you can begin to browse through their other online resources as well. The list is categorized, and each link under those categories is listed alphabetically. This method assures readers that we do not value one resource over another. [click to continue…]
Do you know the influence that popular Web designers have on others? You can determine their influence, in part, by the number of people who follow them on Twitter. Granted, not all Web designers have a Twitter account, and you may not have heard of some of the highest-ranked Web designers listed below. This list provides Twitter contact information for the most popular Web designers who use this social media tool. [click to continue…]